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Families of Nevada children with autism say the waiting times for therapy are unacceptable and are pushing for sufficient funding in the state budget. (tangle eye/morguefile)

RENO, Nev. – Dozens of people concerned about losing services for their children with autism gathered Monday night at a town hall meeting in Reno. They're worried that Gov. Brian Sandoval's budget proposal is short $9 million from the amount requested by the Aging and Disability Services Divi

About 55,000 Nevada children are growing up absent from a parent who's in jail or prison. (iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS - About 55,000 children, or 8 percent of all Nevada kids, grow up with a parent serving time in prison or jail, according to a new report. The Annie E. Casey Foundation calls it a "Shared Sentence" for kids, families and communities, and says the number of children affected nationally tops

Cheryl Culpepper says she is a recovering meth addict, working to get her criminal record sealed to help rebuild her life after successfully serving time. (C. Culpepper)

LAS VEGAS - This is "National Reentry Week," a recognition by the U.S J.ustice Department of the need to help people released from prison as they rebuild their lives. One local nonprofit, Nevada Legal Services, is offering its assistance free of charge, to people working to get their court record

Women make almost 15 percent less than men in Nevada, which is better than the national gender pay gap of 21 percent. (IS_imagestore/morguefile)

LAS VEGAS - Equal Pay Day is today, April 12, this year - so, it now takes women almost 16-and-a-half months to earn what men make in a year. A new study from Congress' Joint Economic Committee says in Nevada, men make almost 15 percent more than women, which is actually better than the national p

Nevada voting advocates call Monday's Supreme Court decision on state voting districts

LAS VEGAS - Voting-rights advocates are calling Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision "a huge victory for democracy," for keeping in place the system known as "one person, one vote." In the case, Evenwel v. Abbott, the plaintiffs had argued that states should be required to draw legislative distr

Getting people ready to work again when they've been unemployed for long time periods is the goal of the Platform to Employment program. (U.S. EPA)

LAS VEGAS - The State of Nevada will pay your salary for two months if you're part of the 1.7 percent of Nevadans who are long-term unemployed, meaning out of work for more than 27 weeks, and you're willing to give job training a try. The state is pouring almost $2 million of federal grant money

A new report ranks Nevada counties on health; Douglas County ranks first, Mineral County last, and Clark County ranks sixth. (DMarshall/iStockphotos)

LAS VEGAS - When it comes to length and quality of life, Douglas County is first, Mineral County is last and Clark County is sixth out of 17 counties according to a study published Wednesday. The seventh annual report, called County Health, Rankings and Roadmaps, is a collaboration between the Un

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Undersecretary-General and executive director of U.N. Women speaks out on International Women's Day. (U.N. Women)

LAS VEGAS - Today, March 8, is International Women's Day, part of Women's History Month. "U.N. Women" - the United Nations agency on women's empowerment - is working to improve issues common to women in the U.S. and across the world, including equal pay for equal work. Recently, Phumzile Mlambo-

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